Clemson Tigers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (13-11) at Clemson Tigers (14-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look for a road win at conference foe the Clemson Tigers.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are likely playing for a spot in a tournament somewhere if they can remain above .500. The Yellow jackets have struggled in close contests and have lost seven of nine before coming out on top in a 71-66 decision versus Wake Forest as an eight point home favorite. The Yellow Jackets rallied from a four point deficit at the half but couldn’t pull away from the Demon Deacons. Both teams sank shots at around 45% but Wake gave the ball away 16 times which helped GT to six more looks at the basket and three more buckets. Marcus Georges-Hunt paced Georgia Tech with a game high 30 points on 11-15 with Charles Mitchell adding 14 points and 15 rebounds. Nick Jacobs tossed in eleven but this game belonged to Georges-Hunt.
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The Clemson Tigers have played some very strong games but at the end of the day the team is 14-11 and looking at a lesser tournament unless they can win the ACC playoffs. The Tigers need to regroup after winning five six and then losing three of four after an 89-83 loss to visiting Notre Dame as a one point favorite Monday. The Fighting Irish were up six at the break and it stayed that way with a defense optional type second half. Clemson outshot the Irish 52.5%-51% with ND hitting ten more free throws to secure the win. Jaron Blossomgame exploded for 30 points an six pulls on 13-19 with Avry Holmes tossing in 17 points. Donte Graham added 15 points and seven boards with Gabe DeVoe and Jordan Roper chipping in with seven points each.
The over is 17-7 in Georgia Tech last 24 road games. The over is 7-1 in Clemson last 8 Saturday games and Clemson are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall while the over is 12-5 in their last 17 vs. Atlantic Coast. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Clemson and the road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. This match up has usually been close so I’ll take the points…